Welcome to CVQO

Vocational qualifications that set you apart

CVQO is a UK education charity and learning provider. We accredit the skills young people and their volunteer instructors learn with vocational qualifications.

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CVQO Westminster Award 2019

Get the latest on the 2019 CVQO Westminster Award

The winner of this year’s CVQO Westminster Award has been announced! Read more about it here:

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BTEC Level 2 registrations open now

Enrolments for our fantastic BTEC Level 2 qualifications are currently open. Click here to find out more and get involved.

Welcome to CVQO

Qualifications for adults and youth group instructors

We offer a range of brilliant BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds qualifications to youth group adult volunteers, as well as direct candidates, helping them to formalise their skills.

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ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-16 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.

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We are CVQO

CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds

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Latest events

Westminster Award selection

Selection in Somerset this year will take place from 15-18 April


CVQO Graduation

This year's CVQO Graduation Ceremony will take place at RMA Sandhurst in Camberley, Surrey, on Friday 18 October...


The CVQO learner journey

Latest News

Special award for Cambridgeshire ACF’s Liz Hyslop

Cambridgeshire VQO Captain Liz Hyslop recently received the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate of Meritorious Service in appreciation of her hard work and dedication...


CVQO Westminster Award 2019 winner revealed

Ruta Dubinskaite, of Middlesex and North West London Army Cadet Force, is our 2019 CVQO Westminster Award winner! She was presented with...


As I set out in my first speech as Education Secretary, it is vital that, as well as an excellent education, we make sure that our young people have workplace skills such as character and resilience.

“The work that CVQO is doing with young people, to give them the opportunity to learn practical leadership skills alongside teamwork and respect, learning directly from ex-military personnel, is doing just that.

Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education